Project Management Articles

Stop Pretending You’re Agile!

Articles 17 August 2018

The second Engineering Nexus revolved around the challenges of adopting and absorbing Agile into an organization, especially one with an established culture, why we seem to fail at it, and how to get better – all from an architectural, process and delivery standpoint. Following are the complete video documentations of the individual speaker sessions of

Stop Pretending You’re Agile!

Sysco LABS 17 August 2018

The second Engineering Nexus revolved around the challenges of adopting and absorbing Agile into an organization, especially one with an established culture, why we seem to fail at it, and how to get better – all from an architectural, process and delivery standpoint. Following are the complete video documentations of the individual speaker sessions of

From Plank to Ship as You Sail Along

Sysco LABS 3 August 2018

In this Innovation Session, Ishan Madhusanka, Theekshana Dilshan, Dilini Mampitiya, Nethmi Hettiarachchi and Shashika Gunasena took us on a trip to the high seas. The topic – “From Plank to Ship as you Sail Along”. Is it possible to build a ship, from a plank while you sail? Well no, that borders on the impossible,

The Test Maturity Model Integration (TMMi)

Sysco Labs 13 March 2018

Quality – the constant battle to deliver products fast, yet uphold a high level of quality. Engineers have been engaged in this battle since the beginning, and the way they’d reconciled the dilemma was to introduce development process improvements. But this meant there was lesser focus on the testing standard itself. To counter this limitation,

Being Agile

Sysco Labs 2 October 2017

In this Innovation Session, Dilhan Manaduwa, Director – QE & Process at Sysco Labs speaks on developing and maintaining an agile mindset and culture in his presentation, “Start Being Agile”. “Change is the only constant” is a Universal phrase which is ever so relevant event to present day, and due to this reason Being Agile

Value of Agile Testing by Dilhan Manawadu

Sysco Labs 11 April 2017

Dilhan Manawadu, Director – Quality Engineering and Process at CAKE LABS, speaks on the importance of Agile Testing at the Software Quality Engineering Awareness Program organized by SLASSCOM. The session was mainly targeted towards University lecturers, to create awareness on the importance of Quality Engineering in University curriculum’s.

Team Relationship Building

Sysco Labs 3 February 2017

“Talent wins games, but teamwork wins championships” – Michael Jordon In this Innovation Session, Kanchana Silva of the CAKE Guest Manager team speaks about team relationship building. First, let’s make a clear distinction between a team and a group. A group is a collection of individuals with a common interest, and a team is a

Agile in Real Life

Sysco Labs 30 December 2016

In this Innovation Session Rajinda Rathnapala of the Monetization team spoke about Agile, and its use in a real life context. Agile has been widely touted as a software development approach that is easy to implement, but is that really the case? The Agile process is actually more difficult than what you are lead to

Scaling Agile

Sysco LABS 25 July 2016

A common practice among teams in IT companies adopting the latest trends, Agile can be scaled to enterprise level once applied properly. In this Innovation Session, Maduri Senadheera from the Project Management team talks about the Agile project management mindset, the need for scaling and the benefits of a Scaled Agile Framework for better aligning business

Increasing Productivity by Thinking Small

“Increasing Productivity by Thinking Small” by Ishankya Kodithuwakku (Echelon, July 2015)

Sysco LABS 27 July 2015

People in large teams are less engaged, and individual performance drops. The team as a whole may complete more work, but individuals are less personally productive, so the team essentially gets more done at a lower rate. Larger teams also lead to more friction, partly because communication suffers. Leapset now introduces the concept of a small team at the Sri Lankan development centre. Leapset has

Getting Predictable

Getting Predictable

Sysco LABS 5 September 2014

Getting  Predictable – The Predictable Delivery in Mobile App Development This week’s Innovation Session covered, ‘Predictable Delivery in Mobile App Development’ and was hosted by our Director of Engineering and Architecture at Leapset, Anjana Somathilake. He stressed the importance of a high-quality product and the frustrations of issues like app crashes which reduce product effectiveness.

Agility demands good Software Design

Are you really agile?

Sysco LABS 30 April 2014

Agility demands good Software Design From what i have seen, Agile Software Development is widely misinterpreted nowadays. Many people think to be agile, they just need a process like scrum to define a framework of sprints and iterations. They will sprint until they exhaust and change until they stagnate. But when you’d ask them what

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